Central Crisis Group Constitution and Functions
Central Crisis Group: Constitution and Functions.
5.1 By an order number 3-15/91-HSMD dated 27th September, 1996, the Central Crisis Group (CCG) has been set up by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. This is an apex body comprising senior officials of the Government and technical expert.
5.2 The functions of the Group shall be as follows: -


To deal with major chemical accidents and provide expert guidance for handling major chemical accidents in the country.
  (ii) Continuously monitor the post-accident situation arising out of a major chemical accident and suggest measures for prevention and to check recurrence of such accidents.
  (iii) Conduct post-accident analysis of such major chemical accidents and evaluate responses.
  (iv) Review District Off-site Emergency Plans with a view to examining its adequacy in accordance with, the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989 and suggest measures to reduce risks in the industrial pockets.
  (v) Review the progress reports submitted by the State Crisis Group.
  (vi) Respond to queries addressed to it by the State Crisis Group and District Crisis Group.
  (vii) Publish a State-wise list of experts and officials who are concerned with the handling of chemical accidents.
  (viii) Render in the event of a chemical accident in a State, all financial and infrastructural help as may be necessary.
5.3 The CCG shall meet once in every six months in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Paryavaran Bhawan, New Delhi. The Group may co-opt any person whose assistance or advice is considered useful in performing any of its functions.
5.4 The CCG deals only with major chemical accidents in the country where State Governments require marshalling of resources from other States as well as from the Central Government. The Chief Secretary, the District Magistrates of the concerned State/Districts should immediately inform the CCG about the accidents. It will meet as soon as possible after the accidents. It will meet as soon as possible after the receipt of information about the accident in carrying out its task; it shall consult experts, coordinate activities of the State Governments and the Central Ministries Departments/Agencies and keep the Cabinet Secretariat and appropriate authorities in the Government of India constantly informed about development.

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